Factors that affect kidney function
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of the kidneys: Kidneys are one of the vital organs in our body and its functional disruption can even cause death by deranging many metabolic functions and secondarily affecting other vital organs. There are many factors which can influence the kidney functions and these...
An overview of angiogenesis
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Angiogenesis is the term used to describe the process in which cells in the blood vessel walls degenerate, proliferate and re-arrange to form new blood vessels and these processes mainly take place at the level of capillaries. Although this is a general explanation of the...
The differences between acquired and innate immunity
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Immunity is a term we used to describe the body’s ability to fight against invading organisms as well as for reactions within the body itself. Vaccination programmes world wide are implemented in hope of developing the immune system or making them aware regarding a...
Structure of the nephron: The basic unit of the kidney
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview: Nephron is the basic functional unit of the human kidney and a single kidney is made out of 800,000 to 1 million nephrons. These nephrons perform many functions and these include regulating the blood volume, blood pressure, metabolic status and more importantly electrolyte...
By: Janet Grischy
The metabolism of the human body is the mechanism that turns food energy into fuel and then turns the fuel into the building blocks of cells as well as into the energy the body uses. People who are trying to gain or lose weight are...
Factors that affect pulse rate
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Pulse rate is the palpable feeling over an artery and represents the rate at which the heart is beating. To be more specific, the pulse rate would closely correlate with time of systolic contraction that takes place in the heart and is the pressure wave...
Factors that influence brain development
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Brain development is one key aspect looked at by all of us in our children although we don’t pay much attention to our own developments. But, as parents, there are few things we should know in order to optimize brain development of our children...
Euthanasia
By: Robert Demono
Life - there is nothing more precious. Therefore, it should come as no surprise why the issue of euthanasia is one that many people are passionate about. In the following paper, I will argue in support of active euthanasia - the acceleration of death either...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Common cold is something we all have had our own share of experience and would continue to disrupt our seamless activities from time to time throughout our life. It is not a condition which affects certain regions of the world but prevails in every corner...
Differences between red and yellow bone marrow
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bone marrow is an integral part in the life of a human being and it functions as the stemming up region for many of the blood cells including the red blood cells which carry oxygen from lungs to the other tissues. Furthermore, as it involves...

 

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